1st Edition

Pollen Biology and Biotechnology





ISBN 9781578082414
Published January 1, 2003 by CRC Press
316 Pages

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The author offers an overview of pollen biology and biotechnology for students and researchers in areas such as reproductive biology, biotechnology, aeropalynology, plant breeding, horticulture, and forestry. Citing more than 1,500 references to pollen research, the text covers topics including advances in understanding pollen tube growth, the use of pollen for gene transfer, and advantages and disadvantages of various pollination systems for production of species limits.

Table of Contents

POLLEN BIOLOGY: Pollen Development; Pollen Morphology and Aeropalynology; Pollen Viability and Vigour; In Vitro Pollen Germination and Pollen Tube Growth; Pollen Sterility; Pistil; Pollination; Pollen-pistil Interaction and Fertilization; Self-incompatibility; Interspecific Incompatibility POLLEN BIOTECHNOLOGY: Optimization of Crop Yield; Commercial Production of Hybrid Seeds; Transfer of Useful Genes to Crop Species; Induction of Haploids from Pollen Grains; Production of Other Economic Products

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